COVID-19, Ransomware & Reopening of the Economy

We tend to see a spike in Ransomware attacks during large scale events such as elections, natural disasters, and political unrest.  This is mainly due to the hackers playing on the fear or interests of their victims.  With the current COVID-19 pandemic this is ringing truer than ever before. Globally there has been a 148% […]

Corona Focused IT and Business Support

COVID-19 / Corona Virus. The Pandemic. This beast is changing rapidly, with healthcare organizations, education systems, businesses and individuals trying to keep up, keep productive, and keep sane (check out our blog on Mental Well-being during a pandemic). SMP is here to help.  Below are a number of offers / updates and tips & tricks […]

Cisco IP Phones and CDP Vulnerability

On February 5, 2020, Cisco released a list of products impacted by a CDP vulnerability. As per Cisco: “the vulnerability in the Cisco Discovery Protocol implementation for the Cisco IP Phone could allow an unauthenticated, adjacent attacker to remotely execute code with root privileges or cause a reload of an affected IP phone.” This post […]

Digital Workers Can Assist Remote Workers Too

Recently we all experienced something we have never experienced before. As the pandemic grew bigger, we have had to adjust to a ‘new normal’. We are still adjusting. Not exactly sure how long social distancing, mass closures of restaurants and bars, working from home and being teachers to those of us that have children will […]

Staying home AND staying fit

Physical activity can be a helpful tool in adjusting to your new routine. Aside from being good for your health, exercise promotes mental acuity and emotional balance. Try the strategies below to stay active while at home.  TV offerings & YouTube: If you enjoy the guidance of exercise classes you have a lot of options at […]

Maintaining Mental Well-Being in the Face of a Pandemic

Much information has been shared about taking care of oneself physically during the COVID-19 pandemic, but what about emotionally and psychologically? Many of you may be feeling anxious which is understandable! The uncertainty, fear and isolation coupled with constant media coverage produces feelings of anxiety which can affect us all differently. Consider trying some of […]

Cisco G2 Gateway: End of Life

The Time Has Come To Bid Farewell To A Workhorse December 31, 2022 is the last day of hardware support for Cisco 2900/3900 series routers.  As part of the retirement road for the 2900/3900 family, both software and security releases will end this year (December 9, 2020).  These routers moved traffic, defended our networks and […]